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Rez life : an Indian's journey through reservation life

Treuer, David (Author).

Summary: Overview: Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist's storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues like sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the convoluted waves of public policy that have deracinated, disenfranchised, and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension and conflict that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life. A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in "mainstream" America. Treuer traverses the boundaries of American and Indian identity as he explores crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of his native language and culture. Rez Life is a strikingly original work of history and reportage, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story.

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  • ISBN: 9780802120823
  • ISBN: 0802120822
  • Physical Description: print
    330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, �2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-330).
Subject: Treuer, David
Indians of North America Government relations
Indians of North America Treaties
Indians of North America Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America Minnesota
Indians of North America Wisconsin
Indian reservations Government policy
Indian reservations History
Ojibwa Indians Biography
Indians of North America Biography
United States Ethnic relations Political aspects

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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